AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.
AMCHP CEO STATEMENT
ON THE FINAL MAJORITY
DECISION IN DOBBS V. JACKSON
WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION.
TO IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH
WE MUST DEPOLITICIZE
AMCHP BOARD PRESIDENT
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE.
National Resource, Partner & Advocate
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders who work and support state maternal and child health programs, and others working to improve the health of women, infants, children, youth, parents, families, and communities.
We build successful programs by disseminating best practices, advocating on behalf of our members in Washington, DC, providing technical assistance, convening leaders to share experiences and ideas, and advising states to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.
Protect and Promote
AMCHP members come from the highest levels of state government. They include directors of maternal and child health programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs, and other public health leaders who work and support state maternal and child health programs. AMCHP’s membership also includes academic, advocacy, community-based family health professionals, adolescent health coordinators, program managers, epidemiologists, family leaders, people with lived experience with the challenges AMCHP endeavor to solve, as well as families themselves.
The Connections™ Program provides infant and toddler diapers to promote improvement in key children’s health indicators such as immunizations, well child visits and developmental screening. The Connections™ Program is a collaborative effort with the mutual objectives of restoring immunization rates and improving the percentage of Tennessee children achieving EPSDT goals. Read More
Colorado Birth Equity Bill Package
To protect human rights and address discrimination, mistreatment, harm, poor outcomes, and inequities in outcomes during the perinatal period, Colorado passed the Colorado Birth Equity Bill Package in the 2021 session: 1) Protection of Pregnant People in the Perinatal Period, SB 193 established basic human rights standards in perinatal care for all people, including those who are incarcerated, 2) Maternal Health Providers, SB 194 aligned perinatal care data and systems for equity, and 3) Sunset Direct Entry Midwives, SB 101 continued the Direct-Entry Midwifery program. Read More
Non-Punitive Approach to Substance Use in Pregnancy
This policy was developed in New Mexico in response to the federal CARA amendment to the federal CAPTA law that stated all state child welfare agencies are required to ensure every baby born exposed to substances receives a Plan of Care and that the numbers of babies receiving Plans of Care are reported to the Federal Agency. Read More
Perinatal Wellness Coach Pathways Program
The Perinatal Wellness Coach Certification Training is designed to expand the skills, knowledge, and capacity of community-based birth work providers to support historically excluded childbearing populations with actionable steps toward wellness as it relates to Reproductive Consciousness®️ and is designed to improve preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, and mental health. Read More
Virtual training for Awake ABR services for non-audiology staff
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FSM government restricted their borders to incoming passengers from airlines and vessels on March 2020. No one was allowed to enter for over a year and although some repatriation flights have been conducted, most restrictions are still in place. This extreme measure is needed because FSM does not have the resources, such as medical personnel and equipment, to cope with a COVID-19 outbreak. The arrival of COVID-19 has clearly created new challenges for the Title V/CYSHNCN and EHDI programs. The professionals who typically travel to the islands cannot provide resources and services. Telehealth support is needed so that children can receive Diagnostic Audiological Evaluations and other needed services and resources. Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Appointments to the AMCHP Board of Directors include 3 additions, bringing the number of Board members to seventeen. Washington, DC – The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is pleased to announce that...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders who work and support state maternal and child health (MCH) programs, and others...
Statement by AMCHP CEO Terrance E. Moore on the Final Majority Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, AMCHP’s CEO Terrance E. Moore, issued the following statement in response to the final majority decision by the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “Today’s news confirms our worst...
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